Tuesday, March 21, 2023



What are Important Oils?

As so eloquently written by Valerie Ann Worwood, 2000, “Important oils are one of many nice untapped sources of the world. Right here we have now a system of pure assist that’s way over a system of drugs that may stop sickness and alleviate signs. These extraordinarily advanced treasured liquids are extracted from explicit species of flora and are in concord with individuals and the planet alike. By taking important oils into our lives, we discover a manner to offer our household and residential with the safety and pleasure they want with out polluting ourselves or our surroundings with chemical substances. Today the medicines and family items we use are principally chemical-based, and the meals we eat and the air we breathe comprise extra chemical substances than we wish. The cumulative impact of those, and the unknown results as they react collectively inside us, can’t be good for us, any greater than chemical overload is sweet for the planet.” [1]

When individuals consider important oils, many might consider them solely as aromatics. In mainstream use, they create pleasantly scented properties whereas offering these round their vapours with an satisfying feeling. However a vital oil of top of the range and therapeutic grade can deliver stability again into the physique. As talked about within the Important Oils Reference, Sixth Version, in historic instances relationship again to 4500 BC, the traditional Egyptians utilized vegetation and important oils to efficiently assist therapeutic and total wellness.[2]

Important oils are distilled from the fluid contained in the plant, which capabilities because the plant’s defence system.[3] These fluids are vital for regenerating, oxygenating, and strengthening the immune skills of vegetation and are important for vegetation’ survival. The microscopic molecules present in important oils can penetrate the plant cells and thereby stimulate their pure therapeutic course of. Very similar to within the ways in which a plant can heal itself from inside when plant fluids are distilled and extracted, and when used topically, aromatically, or internally, these important oils may also help stability every system within the human physique.[4]

What’s the Olfactory System?

The olfactory system contains the nostril, nares, nasal cavities, and olfactory nerves. The higher sections assist the mucous membrane for the notion of scent, and the decrease areas act as respiratory passages. As described on-line by Encyclopedia Britannica (2021), the olfactory nerve is exclusive in contrast with all different cranial nerves. It has the inherent capability to regenerate and sure will regenerate all through our lifetime.[5] This can be promising for individuals who expertise the lack of scent.

What’s the Respiratory System?

The respiratory system includes of two methods: the higher respiratory system (what many consider just like the nostril and sinuses, but additionally contains the pharynx and oral cavity) and the decrease respiratory system, which consists of the larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs, diaphragm and thorax. The respiratory system is concerned within the consumption and change of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

As additionally described by Encyclopedia Britannica on the web (2021), for respiration to happen, different organ methods’ collaboration is significant. With the management of the central nervous system, the diaphragm is in control of the pumping motion on the lungs. The muscle groups broaden and contract within the thorax, and the lungs and chest wall (ribs and muscle groups) accomplish respiration.[6]

What’s Lack of Scent?

Anosmia is the medical time period used when an individual loses the sense of scent. Lack of scent will be attributable to an infection, trauma, or idiopathic motive, which means there isn’t a definitive trigger. A easy Web search reveals that some causes that contribute to lack of scent embody, however will not be restricted to, most cancers, Parkinson’s Illness, tumour, aneurysm, stroke, allergic reactions, toxins, or viral infections like seasonal flu.[7] 

These days, an infection from probably the most not too long ago found coronavirus, SARSCoV2, which may result in Covid-19, is without doubt one of the predominant culprits as to why so many individuals are shedding their sense of scent. The CDC lists “new loss scent or style” as one of many predominant signs of SARSCoV2.[8]  The common variety of days associated to lack of scent varies amongst sources, starting from eight days to 6 weeks and past. In response to a evaluate performed by Zahra et al., as of November 2020, anosmia and dysgeusia have been often reported in SARSCoV2 sufferers.[9]

What’s Olfactory Coaching?

Olfactory Coaching (OT), often known as Scent Coaching or Scent Remedy, is an underutilized therapeutic strategy in serving to those that have misplaced their sense of scent. Many physicians are unable to assist their sufferers who’ve had anosmia. A typical course of therapy entails the usage of steroids, that are minimally efficient for sufferers. If steroids don’t assist, docs usually don’t have any different answer to supply. OT entails having sufferers carry out repetitive and scheduled inhaling of various odorants over an extended interval. Aromas from numerous classes, similar to floral, fruity, and resinous, are important. Sufferers are instructed to give attention to what they scent throughout this protocol. Most protocols have sufferers sniffing these odours a minimum of twice a day, and the period might range from 12 to 56 weeks.

In a single 2009 examine performed by Hummel et al., 40 sufferers accomplished coaching with completely different odours over 12 weeks. The scents used have been rose, eucalyptus, lemon and clove (no botanical names given on this examine), and the sufferers used Aroma sticks twice a day. In comparison with different sufferers who didn’t have interaction within the coaching, the outcomes for sufferers who carried out the structured, short-term publicity appeared to extend olfactory sensitivity, regaining some sense of scent. [10]

In a 2014 examine performed by Konstantinidis et al., the scientists evaluated two teams of sufferers (119 in all 4 teams) for his or her sense of scent. Over 16 weeks, the researchers in contrast them to 2 management teams with related diagnoses. 4 odours have been chosen (rose, eucalyptus, lemon and clove; no botanical names used). Testing was performed with Aroma sticks twice a day (Aroma sticks have been developed a long time in the past and are nonetheless a normal for a lot of scent coaching applications). The outcomes at each eight weeks and 16 weeks confirmed that the sufferers who utilized OT carried out considerably increased than each of the management teams with out OT.[11]

In a newer examine printed in January 2021 by Serge-Daniel et al., related outcomes have been noticed. The examine selected 72 topics confirmed optimistic for COVID-19, non-hospitalized, and with the sudden lack of scent. On common, these sufferers have been recognized about 5 weeks after shedding their sense of scent. Of this group, solely 27 topics participated within the therapy. The researchers divided them into two teams: one group of 9 was handled with each a 10-day corticosteroid and OT course. The opposite group of 18 contributors was handled with OT solely. In response to the outcomes of this examine, solely the sufferers who obtained the mixture remedy had “considerably improved” their sense of scent.[12]

There may be a wide range of analysis on which odours appear to be probably the most helpful for OT. Nonetheless, most sources counsel cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), lemon (Citrus limon), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), which can be nice for reminiscence, and rose (Rosa damascena).

For my private expertise, due to their distinctly potent, acquainted scents in addition to for the big selection of constituents present in these oils to assist stimulate all the olfactory system, I selected the next oils: eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), lime (Citrus aurantifolia), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), rose (Rosa damascena), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Moreover, the oils chosen additionally assist stimulate the respiratory and immune system, which might additionally assist assist the physique throughout energetic viral an infection. 

Important Oils and Their Constituents

Based mostly on the constituents I chosen the next important oils:

  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata): Wealthy within the oxide eucalyptol, accountable for eucalyptus’s acquainted and intensive scent. Oils excessive in oxides are nice for the respiratory system and have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. 
  • Lime (Citrus auranifolia): Much like lemon (Citrus limon), lime is excessive in limonene, terpinene, and pinene, that are antiviral and antibacterial. Lime has traditionally been used for supporting and strengthening the respiratory and immune methods.
  • Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): Wealthy in sesquiterpenes, which have a broad spectrum of motion and are extra fragrant, have anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating. In mainstream use, patchouli is well-known for its earthy aroma.
  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita): Wealthy in monoterpenols, which have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and immune-stimulant properties. Monoterpenols soothe the nervous system.
  • Rose (Rosa damascena): Excessive in oxides, which conceivably have probably the most assertive aroma, offers rose its sturdy, signature scent. A number of oils which have expectorant and decongestant properties and are antiviral and anti inflammatory comprise oxides.
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Wealthy within the oxide 1,8-cineole (syn. eucalyptol), giving rosemary its distinctive aroma. Rosemary can be wealthy in camphor, which behaves as a stimulant and is sweet for pulmonary congestion, and can be excessive in verbenone, which is regenerative.
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): has two useful phenol chemotypes for exciting the immune system. CT thymol has anti-inflammatory properties, and CT linalool has anti-infectious and antitussive actions. Thyme has a sturdy, spicy aroma just like the plant’s aroma.
  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens): Wealthy in esters identified for his or her anti-inflammatory and calming properties. Wintergreen has a memorable cool, crisp, minty scent.


Technique of Utility: I used direct inhalation of every important oil by way of its important oil bottle. I inhaled them for five-ten seconds at a time, two to 3 instances a day (morning, afternoon, and night), specializing in remembering what the scent smelled like. Cognizant of taking a five-second break between every important oil, I repeated the method with subsequent important oils.

Historical past: I’m a feminine, nearly 44 years of age on the time of sickness, with weight within the higher ends of bizarre for peak and age. I train 3-4 instances per week and sleep effectively, simply go to sleep with out help and keep asleep for 7-10 hours (usually between 9:00-11:00 pm by means of 5:30-7:30 am), needing to make use of the toilet on common as soon as within the early morning hours. Total, I think about my eating regimen wholesome with every day servings of vegetables and fruit, entire grains (gluten-free), and animal and plant-based proteins (dairy-free choices besides cheese and chocolate). My water consumption is probably going on the low finish of each day to beneath common, and my caffeine consumption is on the upper finish of regular.

Sickness: Throughout my research, I contracted what would seem like SARSCoV2, self-described as gentle severity. I didn’t get examined for Covid-19 as I effectively managed my signs at house, however I noticed the attribute ‘new lack of scent’. A development of the sickness for 14 days, in addition to implementing OT as a manner to enhance lack of scent, is as follows:

Day 1: I woke at 2 am feeling well-rested however shocked it was early within the morning. Shortly after waking, I started feeling unwell with a large headache much like a migraine however extra intense. I skilled chills on and off for five hours with tender hips and stressed legs, which wants stretching to seek out reduction. I dozed on and off between 3 am-7 am, lastly falling again to uninterrupted sleep from about 7 am-10 am. I awoke with a extreme headache and a really gentle, intermittent, dry cough. After making an attempt topical use of important oils to assist my neurological system for migraine signs, I took 400mg Ibuprofen and my headache was relieved completely.

I used a wide range of respiratory supporting important oils [singles or blends with eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), frankincense (Boswellia carterii), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and clove (Syzygium aromaticum) both topically following the recommended dilution ratios for adults, as well as diffused throughout the day. I increased my oral intake of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, and a liquid antioxidant supplement and introduced homoeopathic medicine and increased my use of essential oils to support my immune system.

The rest of the day, no other telltale symptoms of illness such as fever, chills, GI issues, etc., showed. My appetite was normal, my food intake was typical, and I fell asleep soundly from about 6 pm-7 am the following day.

Day 2: Upon waking, I had a severe headache and a mild, intermittent dry cough. After again attempting essential oils to support my neurological system proved unsuccessful. I took 400mg of Ibuprofen, and the headache wholly seized.

I used respiratory-supporting essential oils both topically (following recommended dilution ratios for an adult) as well as diffused throughout the day. I continued with an increased oral regimen of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to help support my immune system.

In the afternoon, I experienced mild brain fog, but I remained awake, alert, and active until 10:30 pm. I did notice that my appetite decreased, which resulted in less eating for the day, but with an increase in fluid intake via water and teas. I attained a restful sleep from 10:30 pm-7 am.

Day 3: Upon waking, I observed that no headache was present. I had a mild, intermittent dry cough throughout the day with a slight increase of mucus/postnasal drip with occasional productive cough.

I continued using respiratory-supporting essential oils both topically and aromatically. I also continued with increased oral intake of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, as well continued use of essential oils throughout the day to support my immune system.

I noticed that the brain fog has increased in the afternoon and evening, but it did not interfere with my typical daily tasks. I was able to remain awake, alert, and active. I also noticed that my appetite returned to normal, and I ate as usual throughout the day and continued with increased fluids. I attained restful sleep from 9:40 pm-7:10 am.

Day 4: I woke with some slight congestion in my ears and sinuses, with clear mucous blowing my nose and a productive cough. Midday, I experienced gastrointestinal upset. It was very likely due to the increased ingestion of high doses of Vitamin C. While washing my hands with a fragrant essential oil-infused soap, I suddenly observed some loss of smell described as if a “puff of smoke took away the smell.” Immediately I went to smell a variety of essential oils (citruses, spices, florals, and camphoraceous), and each scent was very faint.

Despite my diminishing sense of smell, I continued to use various respiratory-supporting essential oils topically and diffused throughout the day. I also continued with oral intake of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2, D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and using essential oils throughout the day to support my immune system.

There was noticeable brain fog in the afternoon and evening, but it did not interfere with my daily tasks. My appetite and food and liquid consumption were typical. I remained awake, alert, and active until dozing between 9:30 pm-11 pm. When I awoke at 11 pm, I increased moderate, intermittent coughing for about 30 minutes. After I reapplied essential oils, I slept well until 6:30 am.

Day 5: Upon waking, my coughing increased on/off with some productivity, brain fog was noticeable throughout the day, and I had a very vague sense of smell for all scents attempted.

I began formal OT using rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), and lime (Citrus auranifolia). I inhaled each of these essential oils three times throughout the day, noting a very faint smell for rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) only.

I continued to use essential oils for supporting my respiratory system per usual throughout the day and continued with oral regimens of Vitamin C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to support my immune system. I ate typically and slept soundly from 10 pm-7 am.

Day 6: I woke up feeling refreshed but with an increase in cough and congestion (stuffy nose, full ears, runny nose), and brain fog was still noticeable late afternoon.

I observed a complete loss of smell for all scents. I performed OT three times per day, using thyme (Thymus vulgaris), rose (Rosa damascena), and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) in the rotation, not being able to recall any of the familiar scents.

I continued using respiratory-supporting essential oils topically and aromatically. I also continued with my oral regimen of Vitamin C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to support my immune system. My appetite was as usual, and I slept great from 10:30-7 am.

Day 7: I woke with a productive cough first thing in the morning and then intermittent moderate coughing throughout the day. Complete loss of smell was evident, and a mild-moderate decrease in the ability to taste; however, salty, sweet, and sour tastes seemed intact.

I continued using respiratory-supporting essential oils topically and aromatically throughout the day. I continued my Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to support my immune system. Despite the decrease in tastes, I ate as normal. I slept well from 10:30-7 am, as typical for my habits.

Day 8: I awoke with thicker mucous and an increase in productive cough first thing in the morning, noting mild-moderate coughing throughout the day. I began using a Neti Pot to help successfully expel mucous from my nasopharyngeal area.

I continued to experience a complete loss of smell, still with a faint taste for most foods and flavours. I went on with OT three times over the day using rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), rose (Rosa damascena), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) and lime (Citrus auranifolia). None of the familiar aromas yet recovered.

Intensification in brain fog was apparent to me; thus, I increased vitamins and supplements by one additional serving to help support my neurological system. Overall my appetite, fluid and food intake, as well as sleep, were normal.

Day 9: Again, I awoke with thicker mucous and moderate coughing throughout the day. I used a Neti Pot twice to assist with expelling mucous. I continued to observe a complete loss of smell and faint taste. I continued with OT three times a day using all essential oils selected in the protocol, not yet recovering any scents.

I continued using respiratory supporting essential oils topically and diffused throughout the day. I continued with Vitamins C, B Complex, K2, D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine orally, as well as using essential oils per routine to support my immune system. I ate well throughout the day and slept from 12:15 am-7:00 am, given the New Year’s holiday.

Day 10: I woke and presented with thinner mucous and mild-moderate coughing throughout the day and continued to use Neti Pot twice a day to help expel the mucous.

Upon initial OT in the morning, I faintly smelt rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) and peppermint (Mentha x piperita); however, I did notice a slightly putrid scent to peppermint. Per other studies, it appears that when the sense of smell returns, there is a period when aromas do not return with their pleasant or familiar scent. With the subtle increase in smells returning, some faint tastes were also resuming. I performed OT two additional times throughout the day/evening using the aroma selected for OT protocol. Notes for these essential oils were becoming slightly stronger by day’s end.

I continued using respiratory supporting essential oils, taking Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine orally, and using essential oils to support my immune system as I have been thus far. I ate meals as usual and slept soundly from 10 pm-6:30 am.

Day 11: Upon waking, I had less congestion and coughing and discontinued the use of Neti Pot. I lightly started smelling the targeted essential oils during OT with a less putrid smell noted with peppermint (Mentha x piperita).

As I continued observing brain fog despite a restful slumber, I added one additional serving of vitamins and supplements to support my body.

OT yielded improved scent recognition for several oils. In the morning, I was able to faintly recall the aroma in an essential oil-infused hand soap, in which included cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), black spruce (Picea mariana), as well as began to more subtly recall scents for rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), and lime (Citrus auranifolia) essential oils.

I noted increased coughing midday, but I could alleviate/suppress the coughing for one hour while soaking in Epsom Salt bath with lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata). I continued using essential oils to support my respiratory system and continued with my regimen of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to help my immune system. I ate normally, drank as typical, and slept soundly from 10 pm-7 am.

Day 12: I noted improvement in my upper respiratory system as my runny nose began to subside, my coughing significantly reduced, and a significant decrease in brain fog was evident.

It was exciting to observe that scents were returning more robustly first thing in the morning. I was able to distinctly recall smells for rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), lime (Citrus auranifolia), and began sensing odours for other essential oils used during OT. In the afternoon, I smelled bacon, which was the first non-essential oil smell to have returned. I continued OT two additional times throughout the day with the same scents able to be elicited in the morning.

I continued to use essential oils topically and diffused throughout the day for both respiratory and immune support. I continued taking my Vitamins C, B Complex, K2, D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine. I ate and drank as typical and slept well from 10 pm-6 am.

Day 13: I noted improvement of scents as I was able to smell peppermint (Mentha x piperita), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), lime (Citrus auranifolia), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). I was not yet able to recall patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) or rose (Rosa damascena).

I experienced moderate coughing throughout the day and used respiratory supporting essential oils as standard during this time. I also continued oral administration of Vitamins C, B Complex, K2, D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils to support my immune system. I ate meals as typical and slept peacefully from 10 pm-6:45 am.

Day 14: According to the CDC guidelines, it appears that SARSCoV2, when mild, generally runs its course within 14 days, and those with the infection are no longer contagious. While I continued informal OT throughout the month “for good measure”, I concluded with formal data collection after this day.

I experienced mild-moderate intermittent dry coughing throughout the day. I used respiratory supporting essential oils aromatically and topically per usual, and OT continued three times throughout the day. I was able to recognize eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) and eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), lime (Citrus auranifolia), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), rose (Rosa damascena), and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens).

As I recalled more scents, I introduced the following favourite blends with success noted:

  • Blend 1: Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), myrtle (Myrtus communis), marjoram (Origanum majorana), pine (Pinus sylvestris), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora), lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), cypress (Cupressus semprevirens), black spruce (Picea mariana), peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
  • Blend 2: White camphor (Cinnamomum camphora), lemon (Citrus limon), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • Blend 3: Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Blend 4: Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), lemon (Citrus limon), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), tangerine (Citrus reticulata), jasmine absolute (Jasminum officinale), roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Blend 5: Balsam Canada (Abies balsamea), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Idaho blue spruce (Picea pungens), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

I continued taking Vitamins C, B Complex, K2 D3, zinc, antioxidants, homoeopathic medicine, and essential oils orally to support my immune system. I ate as usual and slept from 10:45 pm-7:10 am. At this point, I stopped the formal data collection for Olfactory Training.

Summary and Conclusion

I began to feel the symptoms of a viral infection, assuming it to be SARSCoV2 as noted by severe headache, joint and muscle discomfort, some on/off again chills in the early morning hours, despite not knowingly having been around anyone with the virus. A very mild, intermittent dry cough began on Day 2, which remained steady for five days and progressing to a more consistent cough throughout the day, moving from dry cough to productive cough. I abruptly noted my loss of smell on Day 4, with complete loss of smell by Day 6, and formal implementation of OT began on Day 5.

In terms of the effects of OT, my ability to smell a variety of scents started to return faintly on Day 10 (five days later) and returned almost entirely by Day 14. At this point, I introduced additional single essential oils and blends with the ability to smell all of them. I ceased formal data collection after Day 14. However, informal, anecdotal observation showed that by 30 days post-infection, the sense of smell had almost completely returned to normal for various scents and different aroma notes. There was a residual, mild dry cough first thing in the morning, late at night after dinner, and occasional coughing when triggered by outdoor cold air or laughing. By day 60, all scents had returned to normal and lingering mild; the intermittent cough had ceased altogether.

It is worth noting that almost a year ago, I had experienced a very similar viral respiratory infection with significant coughing that seemed identical to this year’s bout but more compromising on the respiratory system. I wonder if last year I had a mild case of pneumonia or “walking pneumonia” was present. This year’s infection seemed less severe, and I was able to better manage it with increased vitamins (I did not use vitamin therapy last year), supplements (I was not as diligent the previous year), essential oils, and homoeopathy. A new symptom noted this year was the loss of smell, which has never happened to me before. I would conclude with confidence that OT with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils had a direct, positive impact in recovering total loss of smell in just a few short days.

About the Author: Lisa resides in Indiana with her husband and three children. Due to the pandemic, they decided to homeschool this year, which has been such a blessing! She recently received her French Aromatherapy Certification, holds both a B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Lisa discovered essential oils nine years ago, was intrigued by the diversity of using oils for therapeutic use, began to dive further into inquiry, which then led her to pursue certification. Besides assisting others with holistic wellness goals, Lisa is a Speech-Language Pathologist working with children with speech/language disorders.


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